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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Mount Maunganui's $1.5 million artificial surf reef is to be partially removed in an attempt to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has announced. According to council the artificial reef, 250m offshore...

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The possibility fruit flies found in Whangarei could have been deliberately placed in traps is unlikely, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries. Two Queensland fruit flies have been discovered in Whangarei this year – the first in January...

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Placing a cap of four cats per household and micro-chipping and registering cats are proposed actions Tauranga City Council can take to help change the city's domestic ownership culture. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre trustee Liza Scheider...

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A severe weather watch is being issued for Tauranga as the region experiences the first heavy rain in weeks. MetService forecasters are predicting rain for the Bay of Plenty through to the weekend. An unsettled low moving across the region is bringing...

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The first Europe-bound shipment of Hayward green kiwifruit for the 2014 season is on its way, having departed the Port of Tauranga early this morning aboard the Atlantic Acanthus reefer ship. The shipment follows closely on those destined for Japan, with...

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The MetService has issued a thunderstorm watch for the Bay of Plenty as spells of heavy rain move in across the region. High humidity and onshore winds are creating the potential for thunderstorms this afternoon. The combination of moist air, onshore...

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A new innovation centre will be built at Scion's Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park after BOP Regional Council signed an agreement with the Crown research institute. The centre's purpose is to foster innovation in forestry and wood processing industries...

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The first clearance of Zone A traps completed on Saturday evening detected no fruit fly after recent Queensland fruit fly finds in Whangarei. Traps in Zone A are cleared daily and traps in Zone B are cleared and examined every three days. Queensland fruit...

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A Mount Maunganui fuel terminal is to be upgraded in coming months to gain ability to blend biodiesel with mineral fuel, which Z plans to offer to commercial customers about April 2015. An artist's impression of Z Energy's $21 million domestic...

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An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report claiming New Zealand will experience sea levels rises of one metre during the next century flies in the face of available scientific evidence, says a Waikato University scientist. Dr Willem De Lange's...

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